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High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship Set for Lake Lanier

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

(Sep 16, 2015 - Gainesville, Ga.)  WHAT:  The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament. The tournament is open to High School Fishing teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, that finished in the top 10 percent from their State Championship tournament.
WHEN:                 Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
WHERE:             High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship
                              Lake Lanier
                              Laurel Park
                              3100 Old Cleveland Highway
                              Gainesville, Ga.
NOTES: The 2015 High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at Takeoff will be at 7:30 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at the boat ramp, scheduled for 3 p.m. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251.
A full list of all schools participating will not be available until the morning of the event. Among the teams currently eligible to compete in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship are:
Alabama Student Angler Federation – Laura Ann Foshee, Gardendale, Ala., and B.J. Barber
Alabama Student Angler Federation – Zeke Gossett, Cropwell, Ala., and Ryan Shields, New Market, Ala.
*Lakeside School, Eufaula, Ala. – Abigail Montgomery and John Gray
Lakeside School, Eufaula, Ala. – Ethan Greene and Cody Lynn
Auburndale High School, Auburndale, Fla. – Jackson Williams and Bryce Goff
Bartow High School, Bartow, Fla. – Jeremy Morgan and Steven Singletary
*Citrus High School, Inverness, Fla. – Hunter McPherson and Laramy Strickland
West Nassau County High School, Callahan, Fla. – Colby Cowart and Cody Hadden
East Hall High School, Gainesville, Ga. – Tristan Thomas and Dakota Crumley
*Evans High School, Evans, Ga. – Blake Stephenson and Tyler Mathews
Georgia Student Angler Federation – Nathan Ragsdale, Fayetteville, Ga., and Joshua Bennett, Kennesaw, Ga.
North Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. – Jake Hubbard and Mason Quarles
West Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. – Matthew Jones and Eli Huggins
Whitewater High School, Fayetteville, Ga. – Jared Baker and Jake Staley
Dixie Heights High School, Crestview Hills, Ky. – Sean King and Nick Tekulve
Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown, Ky. – Nick Ratliff and Gavin Wood
*Muhlenberg County High School, Greenville, Ky. – Billy Hardison and Nathan Flener
Muhlenberg County High School, Greenville, Ky. – Taylor Harris and Drew Mendoza
*Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, Mo. – Trey Schroeder and Grant Nisbet
*Bandys High School, Catawba, N.C. – Tyler Black and Logan Anderson
East Gaston High School, Mount Holly, N.C. – Connor Usher and Corey Lassiter
South Granville High School, Creedmor, N.C. – Noah Howard and Brady Trueheart
Abbeville High School, Abbeville, S.C. – Carter McNeil and Daelyn Whaley
Berkeley High School, Moncks Corner, S.C. – Eric Glenn and Nathan McPherson
Dorman High School, Roebuck, S.C. – Jordan Cole and Benjamin Grice
Greenwood High School, Greenwood, S.C. – Trenton Hastings and James Alex Trotter
North Augusta High School, North Augusta, S.C. – Sean Hall and Kyler McKie
*Travelers Rest High School, Travelers Rest, S.C. – Oakley Connor and Daniel Clark
Bradley Central High School, Cleveland, Tenn. – Colton Morton and Chris Wilson
Central High School, Knoxville, Tenn. – A.J. Barnes and Gavin Ainslie
Creek Wood High School, Charlotte, Tenn. – Peyton Gibbs and Condry Hyndman
Creek Wood High School, Charlotte, Tenn. – Daniel Cheshire and Christopher Richey
Dickson County High School, Dickson, Tenn. – Dylan Dunnagan and Shader Brown
Polk County High School, Benton, Tenn. – Charles Woody and Tristan Lowe
Rhea County High School, Evensville, Tenn. – Brandsford Dean and Dustin Osborne
Rhea County High School, Evensville, Tenn. – Austin Goins and Bryar Goins
Sequoya High School, Madisonville, Tenn. – Landry Cooper and Cameron Kirkland
*Silverdale Baptist Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Daniel Kennedy and Braden Marshall
Soddy Daisy High School, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. – Elijah Cartwright and Jacob Thomas
Soddy-Daisy High School, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. – Alyssa Coleman and Erica Abigail Smith
* denotes 2015 State Champions.
The 2015 High School Fishing Conference Championships consist of the top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field along with the top 3 teams from six High School Fishing Opens that coincided with stops on the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
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